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Eutelsat, Cisco Partner on Cloud Video via Satellite

By Caleb Henry | September 16, 2014
      Eutelsat's smartLNB demo at IBC

      Eutelsat’s smartLNB demo at IBC. Linear television and connected TV services directly via satellite. Photo: Eutelsat

      [Via Satellite 09-16-2014] Eutelsat and Cisco have partnered for a demonstration of cloud-based video content provided over satellite. The demonstration at IBC 2014 showcased live IP streaming and Push Video On Demand (VOD) through a turnkey solution using Eutelsat’s “smart LNB” and Cisco’s Set-Top-Box embedding Cisco Videoscape technology.

      Eutelsat’s “smart LNB” bundles Direct-to-Home (DTH) reception using a narrowband satellite return channel for short transmissions of IP packets, enabling connected TV services by satellite. Cisco’s cloud-based video platform, Cisco Videoscape, is designed to support multiscreen experiences.